Last year, Buick unveiled the Encore GX – a big brother to Encore located below the Envision in the brand’s lineup. This expanded lineup of Buick crossovers gives buyers more options in terms of size, style and, of course, price.
But Buick doesn’t stop there. Apparently the brand is adding another GX to the mix, but this time it’s for the Envision. Following the trend, the Envision GX will be placed above the ordinary Imagine in the lineup and will have three rows of seats.
The Envision GX is slated to debut in 2021 for the 2022 model year. It was spotted by our spy photographer during testing, which you can see in the gallery above. It’s still tough, but we can expect the three-row crossover to adopt the styling of the 2021 Envision.
The Envision GX is also expected to ride on the same platform as the new Envision that was revealed in May of this year: GM’s E2 platform, also used for the Cadillac XT4. However, the three-row seats require more space in the back, which is apparent in the spy footage above. In profile, the camouflaged Envision GX’s extended rear overhang is noticeable.
As for the powerhouse, reports say the Envision’s turbocharged 2.0-liter engine will make its way into the Envision GX’s hood. This mill produces up to 230 horsepower (171 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton-meters) of torque, transmitting power to the front wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive will be an option.
Expect more sightings of the Envision GX in the coming months, as well as more details as we approach its launch date, which will likely occur in the second half of next year. .